The “Warrior” Mentality

Tuesday, June 16th, marked a momentous day for the Bay Area as the Golden State Warriors pulled a victory in the NBA finals for the first time in 40 years. The streets were bathed in blue and yellow as residents celebrated the success of their beloved team.

Throughout the playoffs and the finals, the Warriors quickly elevated in popularity around the country and were praised for their humility and positive attitudes. What was even more admirable, was their dedication and hard work. “Our focus is, next game we’ve got to win, every game is like a precious moment…” Said Andre Iguodala when asked about the team’s method that brought them the big win. “Taking it one game at a time, and we’ve got to win no matter what it is. Even if we had 3-0 we’ve got to win game four, that is the mindset we have.”

Even when ahead, the Warriors still played as hard as if they were 10 points behind. They focused intently on each game as if it was the only game that mattered, and put 100% of their hearts into playing their best game. Each victory brought them one step closer to winning the finals, proving that being your best self in the present leads to your best self in the future.

No matter where you are in your career, remember that every single day counts towards your future. Even if you’re not happy in your current job, doing your best and coming in everyday with a positive attitude will lead you in the right direction. You never know if an old coworker could be a future boss, so it’s important to always put your best foot forward. Who you are now shapes what you’ll accomplish in the future. So live like the Warriors: be humble, positive, and never underestimate the power of hard work.